SPOTLIGHT: Mayo Clinic, GE and Intel team up to test telemedicine for chronically ill

As part of the first-ever study examining the effects of home-based monitoring across a variety of chronic conditions--rather than one specific disease--the Mayo Clinic, GE Healthcare and Intel will join forces to plug in to the health needs of 200 elderly patients at high risk for re-hospitalization. Every day for one year, study participants will use at-home medical devices to measure their blood pressure, pulse, weight and other vital signs as well as answer several disease-specific questions. The Intel Health Guide System will transmit the data to Mayo clinicians, who will then use a color-coded dashboard to determine when readings are outside the normal range and require intervention, which may include on-the-fly video conferencing between patient and provider. FierceMobileHealthcare